Data sources and software tools for bibliometric studies

Harinarayana, N. S. (2015) Data sources and software tools for bibliometric studies. [Teaching Resource]

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Bibliometrics is a quantification tool which uses scientific communication between scholars as the basis for analysis. Journal articles, monographs, blogs & tweets are the different media of communication. The bibliographic and citation data for bibliometric analysis are collected through Questionnaires, Bibliographic databases, Citation databases, Journal indices, Library catalogs and Information systems, Institutional information systems, National databases and so on. There is a subtle difference between Bibliographic databases and Citation databases. Bibliographic databases contain only the bibliographic details whereas the citation databases contain in addition to bibiliographic details contain citation data as well. CAS, Compendex, ERIC, LISA, Inspec, MathScinet, and Pubmed are exemplars for bibliographic databases; and CiteseerX, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar and Scopus are examples for Citation databases. Selection of data sources for bibliometrics is always a tricky question as each source has its own merits and demerits. A few studies have been conducted to compare the relative merits among these databases. Bibliometric software and tools are used for bibliographic analyses. The popular bibliometric software/tools are: BibExcel, CiteSpace, Eigenfactor Score, HistCite, Pajek, Publish or Perish, Scholarometer, Scholar h-index Caculator and so on.

Item Type: Teaching Resource
Subjects: K Library and Information Science > Library and Information Science
Divisions: Department of > Library and Information Science
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 07:26
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2019 07:26

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